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  1. Scheme fails to yield results

    Posted Feb 08th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Staff Reporter No positive results were found in a trial voluntary drug-testing scheme that started in Tai Po schools in December, a government spokesman has said. By the end of last month, the government-assigned drug testing team had visited all 23 public secondary schools in Tai Po participating in the scheme. Among them, 313 students were randomly selected ...

  2. News - Asia - NORTH KOREA

    North Korea is preparing for third nuclear test

    Posted Oct 26th 2012, 12:00am by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Washington Seoul hopes to persuade Pyongyang to resume six-nation nuclear discussions N Korea preparing for third nuclear test North Korea has kept up preparations for a new nuclear test after having carried out previous detonations in 2006 and 2009, South Korea's Defence Minister Kim Kwan-jin told a news conference. "In fact, North Korea has been ...

  3. News - Hong Kong

    Democrat disagrees with waiving old-age allowance means test

    Posted Oct 06th 2012, 12:00am by Tony Cheung

    ... Tony Cheung tony.cheung@scmp.com Democrat opposes waiving of means test Democratic Party member Law Chi-kwong has criticised his own party and its Legco allies for calling on the government to waive a means test for a new old-age allowance, suggesting that it was a breach of political ethics. He said he was "fading out" of party affairs "to speak for what ...

  4. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Nationalist tide over disputed territories a test for Beijing

    Posted Aug 24th 2012, 12:00am by ZHENGXU WANG

    ... Zhengxu Wang says growing nationalism among Chinese communities- not just on the mainland- has inevitably complicated Beijing's efforts to resolve its territorial disputes with neighbours Rising tide In recent days, public protests erupted in Chinese ...

  5. Comment - Insight & Opinion - CHINA BRIEFING WANG XIANGWEI

    Influence of predecessors will test Xi Jinping's political skills

    Posted Aug 13th 2012, 12:00am by Wang Xiangwei

    ... of predecessors will set tough test for Xi With the Communist Party's 18th congress just weeks away, the overseas media has focused upon the summer resort of Beidaihe where mainland leaders ... relations with Hu and Jiang will be a stern test of his political skills. ...

  6. Sino-US issues test Asean unity

    Posted Jul 14th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Greg Torode, chief Asia correspondent, in Phnom Penh While Southeast Asian nations have repeatedly warned against being forced to choose between China and the US, the past few days have only confirmed that the strategic rivalry now reaches deep into the p ...

  7. Education chief fails his first Tiananmen 'test'

    Posted Jul 05th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Dennis Chong Dennis.chong@scmp.com New education minister Eddie Ng Hak-kim yesterday recalled how he shed tears while watching the Tiananmen Square crackdown, but shrugged off questions as to whether the student democracy movement should be vindicated. Ng ...

  8. Democrat job-seekers 'testing' Leung

    Posted Jun 13th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Colleen Lee colleen.lee@scmp.com Four Democrats yesterday admitted applying for jobs as political assistants, saying they were testing the fairness of the recruitment exercise led by chief ... assistant, Lam Ka-ka. 'We applied for political assistant posts merely to challenge and test the [recruitment] system... but we might have been negligent in not notifying the party,' said ...

  9. Drone strikes test legal boundaries

    Posted Jun 26th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Drones are the perfect weapon for America's fight against its far-off enemies. The unmanned aircraft operated remotely from thousands of kilometres away can spy, zero in and fire a missile or drop a bomb on a target without putting a pilot's lif ...

  10. Testing the water and causing ripples

    Posted May 02nd 2012, 12:00am

    ... While none of these acts can be challenged as outrageously incorrect, they have stoked suspicion that Leung has been quietly but deliberately testing the water. 'He is stretching ...




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